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COMMUNITY SPORT: Sefton seeking to rouse healthy minds and bodies.

Byline: BY PETER GUY

THE first South Sefton Community Games will take place at Bootle Stadium, Maguire Avenue, off Southport Road, from 10am-4pm, next Wednesday.

The event is a free family fun day and will give young people from the local area the opportunity to compete in sport and arts competitions. There will also be a whole host of other activities, performances and taster sessions taking place, which will appeal to all ages.

The ethos of the Games is 'A Healthy Mind in a Healthy Body' and the event aims to demonstrate the enjoyment of leading anactive lifestyle. Children aged between seven and 14 can compete in activities including variety performances, a poetry and art exhibition, as well as sporting competitions in track and field athletics events, basketball and penalty shoot-outs.

The emphasis is firmly on team spirit and fair play and everyone who takes part will receive a medal in recognition of their achievements.

Becki Train, event manager for the Community Games, said: "There is something for all ages - from graffiti art to the climbing wall, from crazy golf to circus skills, and archery taster sessions to puppet shows. There is even a chill-out aromatherapy tent offering Indian head massages."

The Amateur Boxing Association of England have also granted special permission for a Kid Gloves Skill Bout Tournament to run at the event. Skill Bouts are no-decision bouts devised to introduce boxers to competitive boxing to develop skills and technique
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Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Aug 19, 2005
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